ChatGPT’s Impact On Online Poker And Why AI Bots Could Soon Rule Poker

Last Updated on March 9, 2023 Author:Adrian Sterne

ChatGPT PokerSummary

  • Plenty of poker players are in favor of using AI in online poker
  • Some use ChatGPT to win games, while others turn to the chatbot to enhance their skills
  • 70% believe AI bots will eventually surpass human players

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in online poker is widely supported by poker experts, with the majority of them holding the view that AI bots will eventually overpower human players based on a new online poker study.

Majority of Poker Players Support AI Use

The study looked into the popularity of AI tools such as ChatGPT in the online poker sphere, and the results aren’t surprising. AI is now being adopted by a wide range of industries to improve certain processes, and poker is no exception.

More than 1,000 experienced poker players took part in the survey, 67% of whom are men, while 33% are women. Most of the survey respondents (41%) are from the Gen-Z demographic, while millennials accounted for 34%.

An overwhelming 93% of those surveyed are in favor of using AI in online poker, with 40% revealing the technology has helped them improve their chances of winning a game, while 45% said they’ve been using the tool to enhance their poker skills as a poker player.

While AI has long been adopted in the world of poker with many players turning to various AI-based tools and programs to boost their game, there are concerns some are using this modern technology to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents.

This is the main reason why all of the major online poker rooms today ban AI bots from their respective platforms. However, those sites currently have no clear rules on the use of ChatGPT, which means it remains unclear whether using it can be considered cheating.

Over 22% Use ChatGPT to Win At Poker

ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, has been programmed based on a language model that uses Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF), giving it the ability to provide human-like responses to questions across many domains of knowledge, including poker.

It comes as no surprise that 22% of those surveyed admitted to using ChatGPT to win, most of them millennials.

The study also shows that most players believe AI bots will eventually surpass human players. Some of the Gen-Z and millennial participants of the survey have already tried playing against AI bots and they’ve reported $1,025 and $758 in average losses respectively.

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